Bend Beer Chase

September 26th, 2020

Bend Beer Chase

The Bend Beer Chase is a six-person running relay spanning approximately 55 miles over one awesome day. Consisting of 12 legs of varying distance (4-8 miles per leg), each runner on the team runs two legs. The course starts at 10 Barrel Brewing in Bend, travels to Redmond and back to finish at the Deschutes Historical Museum in downtown Bend. Along the entire course, local breweries host exchange points where participants sample their amazing craft.  With 20 beers on tap at the Finish Line Party, participants can enjoy a full pint from their favorite sponsoring brewery! Teams are encouraged to run/walk the Keg Leg, a 3-mile route through downtown Bend, where teams experience eight great local craft breweries.  Come join us at the Bend Beer Chase, and take the opportunity to spend the day outdoors enjoying the views, amazing craft brews, and getting in some exercise, all while being with friends!

Bend Beer Chase

ONE DAY RELAY  *  55 MILES  *  12 LEGS  *  6 RUNNERS

BEND, OREGON

September 26, 2020

The Bend Beer Chase is a one-day six-person running & walking relay of approximately 55 miles, consisting of 12 legs of varying distance (4-8 miles per leg). The course starts in Bend, travels to Redmond, and returns to finish in Bend, while experiencing the amazing craft breweries of Central Oregon. On a 6-person team, each person runs 2 legs; On a 3-person team, each person runs 4 legs and we welcome teams of all sizes between 1 and 6 runners/walkers. The relay starts at 10 Barrel on the east side of Bend and finishes with a beer festival hosted in downtown Bend on the beautiful grounds of the Deschutes Historical Museum.  Each time you exchange at a brewery, you have the option to enjoy a 3-4oz sample of craft beer from the sponsoring brewery. Consumption is not required. Every team is required to have a designated driver and DD’s are not allowed to consume alcohol during the event.

Once your team completes the relay portion of the race in downtown Bend, teams have the opportunity to participate in the Keg Leg, a 3 mile walk/run with stops at 8 breweries in downtown Bend.  The Keg Leg starts and finishes at the Deschutes Historical Museum after the completion of the Relay.  The Keg Leg is included with team relay registration and van drivers/ designated drivers and official team volunteers are welcome to participate with their team at no additional charge.  Other friends or family members can register separately for the Keg Leg. See more details below.  

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September 15th, 2019

  • Registration for Bend Beer Chase 2020 Opens!

April 1st2020

  • Teams that selected to “Hire-A-Volunteer” (HAV) – $125 volunteer donation payment is due.  Donation amount increases to $150 per volunteer if your check is not postmarked by April 1st.
  • All team members must be registered with T-Shirt sizes by April 1st in order to guarantee their T-Shirt size. Participants registered after April 1st will receive the closest size available if that size becomes unavailable.
  • Please use the Team Captain Login link
  • Add a runner or walker to your roster via the registration database

April 24, 2020

  • Last day we will accept team name changes. Simply email [email protected] with your changes.

May 1st, 2020

  • Deadline to provide final team information including team name, division assignments, and team projected total course time. This info is used to set accurate start times.  To receive a start time, teams must provide a projected total course time and have at least 75% of their teammates registered in the database.

May 2nd, 2020

  • Hire-A-Volunteer (HAV) donation increases to $200.

May 15th, 2020

  • Team Start Times and Volunteer Assignments posted.  Only critical start time change requests will be considered. Absolutely no changes will be made to volunteer assignments after May 22nd. If you wish to change your volunteer status to “Hire a Volunteer” the fee increases to $300/volunteer after assignments have been released. Please understand that by late May, all race bibs have been printed, timing software has been loaded, charity volunteers have been hired, and making individual changes becomes extremely difficult.

May 15th, 2020

  • Donation to “Hire a Volunteer” increases to $300/volunteer.

May 29th, 2020

  • All final changes to team roster must be submitted
    (Database will remain open until June 5 for last minute roster changes, but t-shirts will be packaged for each team according to the roster as of May 29th)

June 5th, 2020

  • Packet pick-up encouraged the afternoon/evening before at 10 Barrel East. Merchandise available for purchase.

June 6th, 2020

  • Bend Beer Chase 2020!

 

Division EARLY (before Oct 1ST) REGULAR (before Feb 1ST) LATE (after Feb 1ST)
   Team 1-2 $200 $225 $250
   Team 3-4 $400 $450 $500
   Team 5-6 $600 $675 $750

 

Choose your volunteer option:

  1. Supply Your Own Volunteer – provide 1 volunteer who is available any time Saturday to work a 4-6 hour shift out on the course.  Volunteers can be assigned to a morning, afternoon or early evening shift.  We do not take volunteer assignment requests.
  2. Hire-a-Volunteer (HAV) – donate $125 so that we can partner with local charities and community groups who will provide a volunteer on the course for your team. 100% of your funds are donated to these worthy organizations.

Hire-A-Volunteer Donation Fees:

  1. At the time of registration or by April 1st: $125
  2. Postmarked between April 2nd and May 1st: $150
  3. Postmarked between May 2nd and May 15th: $200
  4. Final Hire A Volunteer Price after volunteer shifts have been assigned: $300
Team Divisions
Open One or more under 40
Masters All 40 or over
Sub-Masters All 30 or over
Corporate At least 4 employees from same company*
Public Service Military/ Law Enforcement/ Firemen^
Brewers At least 4 employees from same brewery**
Solo/ Pair/ Ultra 1/2/3-4 runners
Eco-Challenge No team van! All members ride bikes between exchange points

 

*CORPORATE: At least 4 members must be employed or relatives of employees by the same company. No gender categories in this division.
^PUBLIC SERVICE: At least 4 members or relatives. No gender categories in this division.
**BREWERS: At least 4 employees must be employed or relatives of employees by the same brewery. No gender categories in this division.

 

Don’t have a full team? Looking to join a team? You’ve come to the right place!

Step 1: Fill out this form with your information.

Step 2: Go to this spreadsheet to find teams looking for runners or runners looking for a team. Contact them directly.

Step 3: Once you’ve found your match made in heaven, email [email protected] to be removed from the list. Please include “Bend Beer Chase” and the name listed in the spreadsheet in your request email.

The Bend Beer Chase Keg Leg is a 3-mile run/walk with your friends to experience eight breweries in downtown Bend.

All Bend Beer Chase participants are automatically registered for the Keg Leg.  Individuals looking to participate in the Keg Leg only can register separately. You will receive your bib, participant shirt and taster cup.

 

The official Keg Leg start is from the Finish Line Party at Deschutes Historical Museum at 3:00 pm.  If you would like to start with the group, please arrive between 2:30 pm and 2:45 pm to check in.  If you are meeting a team at the finish line or want to run the keg leg at your leisure, the course is open from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm.  You can check-in and start at any time. All breweries will provide samples and runners will receive a raffle ticket from each brewery they visit.  Raffle tickets must be turned into to the Finish Line by 7:15 pm. We will conduct the raffle drawing at 7:30 PM at the Deschutes Historical Museum. The grand prize winner will receive a 2021 Bend Beer Chase registration! 
EARLY
(before Oct 1ST)
REGULAR
(before Feb 1ST)
LATE
(after Feb 1ST)
   Individual Keg Leg  $35 $40 $45

All Bend Beer Chase participants are automatically registered for the Keg Leg.  Individuals looking to participate in the Keg Leg only can register separately.

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